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TopKnot 23-06-2017 11:51 PM

Kodi. I actually hate it and have come close to physically smashing my device on many occasions.

It's a badly designed, glitchy, slow confusing cluster**** of nonsense. Just watching a simple film becomes an infuriating saga of non working links, buffering, UI crashes, crap quality streams, device pairing, broken repositories and general faffing and ****arsing about. Now I just fork out a few quid to rent a film rather than endure the shite experience of Kodi streaming.

Blind_Eagle 24-06-2017 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13701766)
Same goes for the sushi stall next to it in Croydon. Sushi. £5 for a tiny bit of raw fish. What is that all about?

Milking the stupid?

Or lazy.

Oli28 24-06-2017 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 13702785)
Milking the stupid?

Or lazy.

:eek:

Blind_Eagle 24-06-2017 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oli28 (Post 13702811)
:eek:

:supergrin:

Hedgehog 24-06-2017 01:10 AM

Re Rugby... Twikers looks pretty nice, but does it get played in more than about 5 times a year?

A bit like the old Wembley I guess.

Wasn't there a football match there recently?

ChiswickEagle 24-06-2017 01:32 AM

Booze and bookies.

Hedgehog 24-06-2017 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiswickEagle (Post 13702863)
Booze and bookies.

Why do you think they give you free drinks in the casinos in Las Vegas????

CT_Palace 24-06-2017 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopKnot (Post 13702771)
Kodi. I actually hate it and have come close to physically smashing my device on many occasions.

It's a badly designed, glitchy, slow confusing cluster**** of nonsense. Just watching a simple film becomes an infuriating saga of non working links, buffering, UI crashes, crap quality streams, device pairing, broken repositories and general faffing and ****arsing about. Now I just fork out a few quid to rent a film rather than endure the shite experience of Kodi streaming.

Interesting gripe considering those that have Kodi seem to think is the dog's.
However your post lends strength to my perception that it's waaaaaaaay too much effort.
Just have to read a few posts on the Kodi thread to see that.

N Herts Eagle 24-06-2017 07:08 AM

Escalaphobia I dont understand why but over the last few years I have developed this, up is fine down I am standing there doing some demented hokey cokey. Its getting so bad that I now often end up walking away.

Worksop Palace 24-06-2017 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13702970)
Escalaphobia I dont understand why but over the last few years I have developed this, up is fine down I am standing there doing some demented hokey cokey. Its getting so bad that I now often end up walking away.

I did not know this was a 'thing' NHE

Is the length and height irrelevant in this or is it mainly the big boy escalators that give you the wobbles ? Some sort of vertigo ?

Timbo 24-06-2017 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oddjob (Post 13702734)
Leicester Square

The place is a toilet

I hardly recognized it the other day when we were passing through

Timbo 24-06-2017 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Payroll Legend (Post 13702756)
I couldn't give a flying one for the rugger. I've witnessed the odd initiation ceremony & its hooray Henry elitist entitled posh boy nonsense at its worst.

The game itself is a lot of rolling around on the floor and kicking the ball into the crowd. Exciting stuff.

The lads I play with in Jamaica will be delighted when I tell them on Tuesday that they are all Hooray Henry posh boys :supergrin:

N Herts Eagle 24-06-2017 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13702979)
I did not know this was a 'thing' NHE

Is the length and height irrelevant in this or is it mainly the big boy escalators that give you the wobbles ? Some sort of vertigo ?

Nor did I but yesterday in town the dance at the top of one was bloody ridiculous heaven help me if its on CCTV. Plus the fact the two women behind me were giving me strange looks. So I looked it up on Google. I think it is connected to a couple of things vertigo, and vari-focals glasses, I find stairs going down difficult I have slipped a few times since I started wearing them a few years ago so I guess it might be depth perception. The ones with a long flat run before going down are fine going up is fine moving walkways are fine.
There are a couple of suggestions on how to overcome it on Google so I will try those...

Worksop Palace 24-06-2017 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13703002)
Nor did I but yesterday in town the dance at the top of one was bloody ridiculous heaven help me if its on CCTV. Plus the fact the two women behind me were giving me strange looks. So I looked it up on Google. I think it is connected to a couple of things vertigo, and vari-focals glasses, I find stairs going down difficult I have slipped a few times since I started wearing them a few years ago so I guess it might be depth perception. The ones with a long flat run before going down are fine going up is fine moving walkways are fine.
There are a couple of suggestions on how to overcome it on Google so I will try those...

Good luck mate. Feel free to come and do your shopping in Worksop - there ain't an escalator in sight. Mind you, there ain't any shops either ...

N Herts Eagle 24-06-2017 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13703004)
Good luck mate. Feel free to come and do your shopping in Worksop - there ain't an escalator in sight. Mind you, there ain't any shops either ...

Thanks I will bring the wife it will save me a fortune !!!

Worksop Palace 24-06-2017 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 13703008)
Thanks I will bring the wife it will save me a fortune !!!

:supergrin:

andyocpfc 24-06-2017 08:30 AM

The fuzzy head of red wine the morning after.

Owngoal 24-06-2017 08:34 AM

The morons who wanted Steve Mandanda to start for us in August

mroakley9 24-06-2017 08:35 AM

australian accents

davech 24-06-2017 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13702979)
I did not know this was a 'thing' NHE

Is the length and height irrelevant in this or is it mainly the big boy escalators that give you the wobbles ? Some sort of vertigo ?

It's weird. I can use them when they are moving no problem. Trying to walk down a static broken one for some reason gives me the heebie-jeebies.

art malice 24-06-2017 12:40 PM

Satnav holder suction pads.

They (don't) fvcking suck

elgin eagle 24-06-2017 02:09 PM

Members of the public who report non existent trees on the line (probably so they catch their train).

cappuccinoeagle 24-06-2017 04:40 PM

Johnny Depp being ' controversial' at Glastonbury. Yawn.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 25-06-2017 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 13703582)
Johnny Depp being ' controversial' at Glastonbury. Yawn.

You could have left out the being controversial at Glastonbury.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 25-06-2017 11:39 AM

Energy supplier direct debits

Absolutely grinds my gears that there is a perpetual credit/debit cycle going on;
1) open account with supplier on best contract available at the time
2) submit readings
3) direct debits set
4) submit readings over the year
5) Go in to credit
6) they reduce direct debits
7) contract changes
8) Build up debit
9) direct debit changes
10) deal changes again
11) more meter readings
12) build up credit
and so it goes on.

Most recently; I was in credit, the deal expired, new tariff was higher, they decided to reduce the credit asap giving me ludicrous low monthly payments, new tariff obviously more than old one, six months of credit clearing in fact builds up debit because of new tariff, new direct debit is double the previous one.

Of FFS, stop messing about will you - why don't you just ask me if I am happy to leave the £200 in credit with them, because - being a functioning human being that can do rudimentary maths, i know that the higher tariff will use that up over the period of the contract.


Feel better already.

davech 25-06-2017 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 13704528)
Energy supplier direct debits

Absolutely grinds my gears that there is a perpetual credit/debit cycle going on;
1) open account with supplier on best contract available at the time
2) submit readings
3) direct debits set
4) submit readings over the year
5) Go in to credit
6) they reduce direct debits
7) contract changes
8) Build up debit
9) direct debit changes
10) deal changes again
11) more meter readings
12) build up credit
and so it goes on.

Most recently; I was in credit, the deal expired, new tariff was higher, they decided to reduce the credit asap giving me ludicrous low monthly payments, new tariff obviously more than old one, six months of credit clearing in fact builds up debit because of new tariff, new direct debit is double the previous one.

Of FFS, stop messing about will you - why don't you just ask me if I am happy to leave the £200 in credit with them, because - being a functioning human being that can do rudimentary maths, i know that the higher tariff will use that up over the period of the contract.


Feel better already.

I sympathise with this. Although it doesn't affect me these days, my sister has a constant battle. She likes to build up credit during the summer (when bills are lower) to pay for higher winter bills - I thought that was the idea of this 'annualised' process.

As soon as she goes into credit, they refund the credit and reduce the DD. Come winter, she ends up owing, they then demand immediate settlement and put the DD back up again.

They blame it on the computer, but I reckon they are staffed by idiots who even failed GCSE Maths. Just leave it alone, you incompetent idiots!

And another thing. Is this 'incompetent computer' the same one that does the ordering and means Purley Way Sainsbury's are always running out of stock? :D

Nostrils 25-06-2017 11:58 AM

Parking ticket machines that don't accept new pound coins.
Overzealous traffic wardens that can't wait for me to get some change from the shop.

Coastal Palace 25-06-2017 12:01 PM

Parents that let their kids push trolleys around a supermarket.

Olympian2 25-06-2017 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 13704528)
Energy supplier direct debits

Absolutely grinds my gears that there is a perpetual credit/debit cycle going on;
1) open account with supplier on best contract available at the time
2) submit readings
3) direct debits set
4) submit readings over the year
5) Go in to credit
6) they reduce direct debits
7) contract changes
8) Build up debit
9) direct debit changes
10) deal changes again
11) more meter readings
12) build up credit
and so it goes on.

Most recently; I was in credit, the deal expired, new tariff was higher, they decided to reduce the credit asap giving me ludicrous low monthly payments, new tariff obviously more than old one, six months of credit clearing in fact builds up debit because of new tariff, new direct debit is double the previous one.

Of FFS, stop messing about will you - why don't you just ask me if I am happy to leave the £200 in credit with them, because - being a functioning human being that can do rudimentary maths, i know that the higher tariff will use that up over the period of the contract.


Feel better already.

I had an argument about this with British Gas. They claimed it was against industry regulations for them to hold on to a credit above a certain value, even though it suited me for them to do so for budgeting purposes.

davech 25-06-2017 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 13704563)
I had an argument about this with British Gas. They claimed it was against industry regulations for them to hold on to a credit above a certain value, even though it suited me for them to do so for budgeting purposes.

That may well be, but do they have to reduce a DD as well, particularly with winter looming? Why can't people specify the maximum credit they wish to hold (capped by industry if needed) and leave it at that? Only then after the quarterly bill should they refund any surplus over your chosen 'cap' or reduce a DD. Nanny State interference.

Still, new Smart Meters will mean that this will be all a thing of the past :rolleyes: :moo:

CP-RJW 25-06-2017 12:58 PM

Hangovers.

mroakley9 25-06-2017 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 13704636)
Hangovers.

Too much Pepsi last night?

CP-RJW 25-06-2017 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mroakley9 (Post 13704645)
Too much Pepsi last night?

Nah Capri suns.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 25-06-2017 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13704574)
That may well be, but do they have to reduce a DD as well, particularly with winter looming? Why can't people specify the maximum credit they wish to hold (capped by industry if needed) and leave it at that? Only then after the quarterly bill should they refund any surplus over your chosen 'cap' or reduce a DD. Nanny State interference.

Still, new Smart Meters will mean that this will be all a thing of the past :rolleyes: :moo:


Oh yes, the Smart Meter I registered for in 2013. :rolleyes:

Mad Max 25-06-2017 01:57 PM

That poxy G tech hoover add.:veryangry

elgin eagle 25-06-2017 03:34 PM

Indelible pens that lie through their teeth.

chav_hater 25-06-2017 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad Max (Post 13704719)
That poxy G tech hoover add.:veryangry

I just had exactly the same thought.

Nick Grey, inventor.

No.

Nick Grey, boring Black Country arsehole.

Hedgehog 25-06-2017 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chav_hater (Post 13704986)
I just had exactly the same thought.

Nick Grey, inventor.

No.

Nick Grey, boring Black Country arsehole.

I've never met him, but he is married into my family. His mother in law (my relative) speaks highly of him, or maybe it's his money she likes.

He does seem pretty done to earth from what I can tell from family things though.

strawberry mivi 25-06-2017 05:16 PM

I've developed an irrational twitch to the egg advert.
People 'over-dancing' whilst cooking or eating an egg.
Stop please.

Shipp Ahoy! 25-06-2017 05:27 PM

The **** that's parked across my driveway blocking my car in :veryangry

chav_hater 25-06-2017 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13704999)
I've never met him, but he is married into my family. His mother in law (my relative) speaks highly of him, or maybe it's his money she likes.

He does seem pretty done to earth from what I can tell from family things though.

I'm sure he is a nice enough guy, but **** me he is a boring bastard on the adverts.

Worksop Palace 25-06-2017 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chav_hater (Post 13704986)
I just had exactly the same thought.

Nick Grey, inventor.

No.

Nick Grey, boring Black Country arsehole.

Nick Grey, millionaire

Hedgehog 25-06-2017 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chav_hater (Post 13705031)
I'm sure he is a nice enough guy, but **** me he is a boring bastard on the adverts.

It's my cousin's daughter he is married to. I remember many years ago she told me her daughter was out in some guys Spitfire... I'm thinking, oh nice he's got an old car. Apparently it was the WWII plane, not the Triumph.

Edit: I'm not sure this is the same guy though... this may have been a previous boy friend.

chav_hater 25-06-2017 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13705033)
Nick Grey, millionaire

Would be a billionaire if he got someone with a bit of charisma doing his adverts!

TopKnot 25-06-2017 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 13705010)
I've developed an irrational twitch to the egg advert.
People 'over-dancing' whilst cooking or eating an egg.
Stop please.

Yeah same. It's also very annoying how everyone in the ad is a shite dancer too. Was that really the best they could do?

Bryan 25-06-2017 09:51 PM

Ed Sheeran, right this minute

Maz 25-06-2017 09:57 PM

Ed Sheeran, in any minute.

Wolfnipplechips 25-06-2017 09:59 PM

Have banned Sheeran from the living room.

The other three inhabitants of this abode are currently watching the ginger wazzock in the master bedroom.:angel:

Maz 25-06-2017 10:02 PM

I'd ban them from the house until they see sense.

ExiledStirling 25-06-2017 10:08 PM

People who think that because you are friends with them, they can do shoddy work, that you wont complain and they will still get paid. Fat chance.

The worst attempt at a car valet I have ever seen.

Wanted the car looking good inside (I treat it like it is a giant dustbin usually :)) as I am driving down to London tomorrow for my Mums funeral, and wanted it looking good just incase I had to ferry anyone around :veryangry

Sam Spade 25-06-2017 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 13705010)
I've developed an irrational twitch to the egg advert.
People 'over-dancing' whilst cooking or eating an egg.
Stop please.

Northern Soul music to the poxy egg advert:grrr: "Do I Love You? Indeed I" ...don't. Now FRO.

justjuice 25-06-2017 10:38 PM

Ed Sheeran - bland

NRM the 2nd 26-06-2017 05:58 AM

Places that are still cash only

henryhallandhisbasque 26-06-2017 06:34 AM

Baby-sized acoustics being strummed to death.

Panther 26-06-2017 07:50 AM

Barry Gibb's croaky falsetto.

art malice 26-06-2017 03:13 PM

Barclays' new 'moving forward' ad slogan. Lazy wankers

Worksop Palace 26-06-2017 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 13705650)
Have banned Sheeran from the living room.

The other three inhabitants of this abode are currently watching the ginger wazzock in the master bedroom.:angel:

There's a gag in there about Ed Sheeran, your master bedroom and your Mrs

But I wouldn't be as so crude to tell it....

Wolfnipplechips 26-06-2017 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13707339)
There's a gag in there about Ed Sheeran, your master bedroom and your Mrs

But I wouldn't be as so crude to tell it....

Gwon Gwon.....

Maidstoned Eagle 26-06-2017 06:51 PM

The beach, shitty sand covered pile of ******* bothersome hate filled shite

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 26-06-2017 08:30 PM

Ants, flying ants - hordes of the apparently immortal things, emerging across the conservatory floor until halted by industrial portions of the special dust!

cappuccinoeagle 26-06-2017 08:53 PM

Those fricking Compare The Market meerkats

Blind_Eagle 26-06-2017 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Murphy's Fringe (Post 13707618)
Ants, flying ants - hordes of the apparently immortal things, emerging across the conservatory floor until halted by industrial portions of the special dust!

How can you call a critter that can barely fly in a straight line, is completely incapable of landing without crashing, and generally gets either squashed or eaten within the first couple of hours of its life as a flying ant, "immortal"?

:D

Maidstoned Eagle 27-06-2017 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 13708003)
How can you call a critter that can barely fly in a straight line, is completely incapable of landing without crashing, and generally gets either squashed or eaten within the first couple of hours of its life as a flying ant, "immortal"?

:D

He did say "apparently".

rhiannapaul 27-06-2017 01:23 PM

the foo fighters one song sounded like the next

danpalace07 27-06-2017 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhiannapaul (Post 13708657)
the foo fighters one song sounded like the next

They have their moments and Wasting Light is a really good album for that kind of thing but they can be really ******* boring sometimes

Jerry Murphy's Fringe 27-06-2017 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13708332)
He did say "apparently".

OK, perhaps "very determined" or "chemically resistant".

Being neither David Bellamy nor Chris Packham and so not knowing them all by sight, I do concede that they might be different ants mounting each infiltration.

Wretched crevice enthusiasts! :veryangry

Maidstoned Eagle 27-06-2017 03:59 PM

Silly bints who fire up their portable pa system, blaring out speeded up versions of Despacito to encourage people to do pool aerobics, whilst I'm sitting there having a snooze and listening to the new Roger Waters album on my iPod....almost made me want to go back to the beach.

Terrace Bickle 28-06-2017 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhiannapaul (Post 13708657)
the foo fighters one song sounded like the next

I'm surprised at how highly regarded they are too.

Prince Phillip 28-06-2017 09:16 AM

People running for the tube, forcing the doors etc. It's so 70s & 80s.
These days on the whole, there really is another one along in a minute.

Indeed, when the District Line's at full tilt, there's a constant stream of the things. (this is the line I'm basing my moan on - perhaps it's different elsewhere)

simplex 28-06-2017 10:12 AM

3 point turns in busy high streets or main roads... This should normally result in both directions of traffic being held up whilst a +5 point turn is performed - Fort Neef High street is particularly bad for this.
Red Post Hill yesterday the driver decided to do this without indicating whilst I was filtering past, obviously didn't like the queue to the lights. A poorly handled turn resulted in them ripping the valance of the front underside as they scuffed a high kerb-stone on the opposite side (is there a karma thread)

davech 28-06-2017 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplex (Post 13710009)
3 point turns in busy high streets or main roads... This should normally result in both directions of traffic being held up whilst a +5 point turn is performed - Fort Neef High street is particularly bad for this.
Red Post Hill yesterday the driver decided to do this without indicating whilst I was filtering past, obviously didn't like the queue to the lights. A poorly handled turn resulted in them ripping the valance of the front underside as they scuffed a high kerb-stone on the opposite side (is there a karma thread)

Similarly, parking against the traffic flow on busy main roads. Causes mayhem when arriving and leaving, Should be illegal (I believe it is in parts of the States, but I could be wrong)

3 Beers at HT 28-06-2017 11:04 AM

No idea if it's illegal but motorists using mini roundabouts in order to 'go back from whence they came' and invariably, despite slowing to a crawl and holding everybody else up, they f*ck the manoeuvre up.

saxoneagle 28-06-2017 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13710041)
Similarly, parking against the traffic flow on busy main roads. Causes mayhem when arriving and leaving, Should be illegal (I believe it is in parts of the States, but I could be wrong)

I never knew it was in the US. My in-laws did, but they didn't tell when I found the only space and parked in it, against the traffic.

Two hours later, as I was retrieving the $150 fine from my windscreen, the MIL piped up and said "well we didn't want to say anything...".

Yeh, she annoys me :veryangry

richdeniro 28-06-2017 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplex (Post 13710009)
3 point turns in busy high streets or main roads... This should normally result in both directions of traffic being held up whilst a +5 point turn is performed - Fort Neef High street is particularly bad for this.
Red Post Hill yesterday the driver decided to do this without indicating whilst I was filtering past, obviously didn't like the queue to the lights. A poorly handled turn resulted in them ripping the valance of the front underside as they scuffed a high kerb-stone on the opposite side (is there a karma thread)

I never understand this, usually if the person continues driving a couple of hundred yards down the road there will be a side turning they can pull into where they can turn around.

Socrates 28-06-2017 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13710041)
Similarly, parking against the traffic flow on busy main roads. Causes mayhem when arriving and leaving, Should be illegal (I believe it is in parts of the States, but I could be wrong)

I agree but wouldn't banning this increase the frequency of 3 point turns?

Isle of Wight 28-06-2017 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13710041)
Similarly, parking against the traffic flow on busy main roads. Causes mayhem when arriving and leaving, Should be illegal (I believe it is in parts of the States, but I could be wrong)

It is in NZ and doesn't seem to cause a problem. People just find a place to turn then park.

HOVE EAGLE 28-06-2017 12:07 PM

Skinny milk
It's skimmed milk isn't it ???

HOVE EAGLE 28-06-2017 12:07 PM

Skinny milk
It's skimmed milk isn't it ???

strawberry mivi 28-06-2017 12:58 PM

Is it?

Hedgehog 28-06-2017 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 13710041)
Similarly, parking against the traffic flow on busy main roads. Causes mayhem when arriving and leaving, Should be illegal (I believe it is in parts of the States, but I could be wrong)

It is.

Oldtown Eagle 28-06-2017 02:14 PM

When people tell you about their dreams in detail.

stamford triumph 28-06-2017 04:32 PM

Dogs in shops - mentioned this before but it seems to be getting more and more prevalent. I've even seen them in food shops recently. Years ago I saw one cocking its leg against some lemonade bottles in a supermarket, thought it was just an aberration, now it seems commonplace. Is there nowhere sacred?

elgin eagle 28-06-2017 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stamford triumph (Post 13710597)
Dogs in shops - mentioned this before but it seems to be getting more and more prevalent. I've even seen them in food shops recently. Years ago I saw one cocking its leg against some lemonade bottles in a supermarket, thought it was just an aberration, now it seems commonplace. Is there nowhere sacred?

Chinese restaurants?

Popester 28-06-2017 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 13710159)
It is in NZ and doesn't seem to cause a problem. People just find a place to turn then park.

Is there a town in NZ as populated as any town in south London? Not really a brilliant example.

Popester 28-06-2017 11:54 PM

Cars turning without indicating. As a pedestrian in the City this is a massive frustration.

smileysmith 29-06-2017 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Popester (Post 13711265)
Cars turning without indicating. As a pedestrian in the City this is a massive frustration.

As a driver anywhere, this is also a massive frustration - as many posts on here show ...

Hedgehog 29-06-2017 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Popester (Post 13711265)
Cars turning without indicating. As a pedestrian in the City this is a massive frustration.

I was going to post this a few days ago, and seems relative.

As I'm in The US, my left is your right so to speak...

Anyway, I come to a T-Junction, and look left to see is anything is coming. There is a car coming at a pretty good speed, and he (they) are at a distance that is touch and go whether I should pull out or not, so I think to myself... I'll just wait, makes life easier.

The person proceeds to slow at the last minute and do a right turn into the road I'm waiting to come out of... no signal or facial recognition to me in awareness, so I'm left sitting there like a lemon.

Makes my blood boil that one.

Then again I've had the opposite happen when the car coming has their turn signal on and did not turn and I've pulled out thinking there were going to turn making me look the bad guy.

Popester 29-06-2017 12:29 AM

Nepotism. Brendan Rogers' son at Celtic, J Benteke and that blonde useless winger under Peter Taylor.

It wouldn't be allowed in any other £mm regulated business. In football it's normal.

Hedgehog 29-06-2017 12:30 AM

And the White House!

Se9 eagles 29-06-2017 12:31 AM

People who pretend they like grapefruits in brandy......

Hibernator 29-06-2017 03:56 AM

20 MPH speed limits cropping up all over the place.
Going up hills especially, use more fuel/create more fumes revving yer nuts off in 2nd or struggling in third . ( Your choice)
Other drivers still tail-gate you as if they wanna jump into your pasenger seat.
Abonination of an idea :hmph: :(

Worksop Palace 29-06-2017 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hibernator (Post 13711338)
20 MPH speed limits cropping up all over the place.
Going up hills especially, use more fuel/create more fumes revving yer nuts off in 2nd or struggling in third . ( Your choice)
Other drivers still tail-gate you as if they wanna jump into your pasenger seat.
Abonination of an idea :hmph: :(

Yeah ridiculous idea to stop children being killed

saxoneagle 29-06-2017 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13711363)
Yeah ridiculous idea to stop children being killed

Children shouldn't be walking in roads. JAT.

Salad_Burnet 29-06-2017 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by stamford triumph (Post 13710597)
Dogs in shops - mentioned this before but it seems to be getting more and more prevalent. I've even seen them in food shops recently. Years ago I saw one cocking its leg against some lemonade bottles in a supermarket, thought it was just an aberration, now it seems commonplace. Is there nowhere sacred?

My own dog used to do this at my local sweet shop. You've just brought back some memories.

Maidstoned Eagle 29-06-2017 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 13711523)
Children shouldn't be walking in roads. JAT.

And taught how to cross the road properly instead of just stepping out and wandering across the road in that arrogant"I'm making you wait" way people seem to have these days.

Maidstoned Eagle 29-06-2017 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 13711284)
I was going to post this a few days ago, and seems relative.

As I'm in The US, my left is your right so to speak...

Anyway, I come to a T-Junction, and look left to see is anything is coming. There is a car coming at a pretty good speed, and he (they) are at a distance that is touch and go whether I should pull out or not, so I think to myself... I'll just wait, makes life easier.

The person proceeds to slow at the last minute and do a right turn into the road I'm waiting to come out of... no signal or facial recognition to me in awareness, so I'm left sitting there like a lemon.

Makes my blood boil that one.

Happens over here all the time, I holler out the window at them, that makes them sit up

FrankieBoy 29-06-2017 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by davech (Post 13710041)
Similarly, parking against the traffic flow on busy main roads. Causes mayhem when arriving and leaving, Should be illegal (I believe it is in parts of the States, but I could be wrong)

Particularly unpleasant at night time when the offender also has his headlights on.

Worksop Palace 29-06-2017 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by saxoneagle (Post 13711523)
Children shouldn't be walking in roads. JAT.

you trying to whoosh me ?

saxoneagle 29-06-2017 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 13711690)
And taught how to cross the road properly instead of just stepping out and wandering across the road in that arrogant"I'm making you wait" way people seem to have these days.

Indeed. The main road near me is 20mph and has 4 or 5 traffic lights in a 1.5mile stretch, plus islands to cross inbetween. People are too lazy to walk to one of them, so just step out.

Not to mention the kids who piss around on their bikes doing wheelies and jumps on a main road, especially in this area where there are loads of quiet cul-de-sacs and residential roads they can play on. Guess maybe NIMBYs stop them, but playing on a main road instead isn't the answer.

saxoneagle 29-06-2017 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 13711791)
you trying to whoosh me ?

No, I'm not driving fast enough to whoosh anyone. Perhaps a light breeze.


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